It's #ThrowbackThursday, so how about another never-before-seen fan bootleg? This time, it's the show's titular number, Lord of the Dance, performed at Wembley in 1998 during the record-setting 21-night sellout run!
Since #LordOfTheDance videos are cut to the speed at which they're performed -- namely, really freaking fast -- 99% of the fans love it, but we sometimes get the occasional person who says something along the lines of, "Stop cutting the camera so much, I want to see the footwork!"
This is why these ultra-rare fan bootlegs from the show's original run are so priceless: because you get to see the action in one long, unbroken take. While there are several fan bootleg videos from more recent iterations of the show (coinciding with the rise of smart phones as pocket camcorders), there's virtually no fan bootleg footage online of Michael Flatley and the classic show -- which is exactly why we're posting it. This demonstrates that even if you strip everything away and look at a 22-year-old grainy VHS transfer of the show, the magic still shines through -- because that magic is *real.*
Now imagine what that magic might look like in high definition...
Starring Bernadette Flynn as Saoirse, Kelly Hendry as Morrighan, the 1998 Team Lord troupe, and Michael Flatley himself, this is Lord of the Dance: Wembley.
Planet Ireland arises: 2021.